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Calvin Joseph Ellis
1924 - 2017

Calvin Joseph Ellis, Sr., 92, died on Tuesday, May 23, in Wichita Falls.

Funeral services were held Friday at the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls with Pastor Mike Rucker of Bible Baptist Church officiating.

Interment followed in Crestview Memorial Park.

Calvin was born in Arkadelphia, AR., on Sept. 28, 1924, to Grover Cleveland and Mary Ellen Ellis. They moved to the Burkburnett area where Calvin and his siblings attended school. He worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the army in 1942. He served in the 3rd Army, 318 Infantry, 80th Division until the close of WWII. After returning home from the war, he married his wife, Ina Pearl Pruitt, and retired from the Civil Service in 1989.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Ina Pearl Ellis; parents; three brothers, Willie Ellis, Luther Ellis, and Lueying Ellis; and his sister, Lydia Dale.

Survivors include his son, Dr. Calvin Joseph Ellis, Jr. of Iowa Park; one brother, Ken Ellis of Wichita Falls; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren,
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